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5.0 out of 5 stars
Self complete and excellent, 11 Dec. 2008
I first read this book over 5 years ago, and I have never forgotten it.
It was a complete eye opener and explained Buddha's philosphy in a transparent, open and inviting manner. The book gets right to the point and avoids wallowing in intellectual dogma (which unfortunately plagues so many other impenetratable texts on Buddhism).
For an agnostic such as myself, it is a welcoming opportunity to experience a simple practical philosophy that can change your approach to life.
I personally found this book a powerful insight.
It is very dissapointing to see some very negative reviews of this book. I can't help but feel that there is an intellectual and very defensive pride from the more traditional opponents of this book, who are unwilling to observe things change.